The '''National Audubon Society''' ('''Audubon''') is a non-profit environmental organization
dedicated to conservation. Located in the United States
and incorporated in 1905, Audubon is one of the oldest of such organizations in the world and uses science, education and grassroots advocacy to advance its conservation mission. It is named in honor of John James Audubon
, a French American|Franco-American ornithologist
and naturalist who painted, cataloged, and described the birds of North America
in his famous book ''Birds of America (book)|Birds of America
'' published in sections between 1827 and 1838.
File:Audubon Society long exposure.JPG|thumb|Audubon Society, long exposure, Southbury, CT.
The society has nearly 500 local chapters, each of which is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization voluntarily affiliated with the National Audubon Society, which often organize birdwatching
field trips and...